The building remains closed to patrons, but NPL is open for material pick up appointments and returns in the outside bookdrop with reduced hours, M,T,Th,F 10-2, Wed. 2-7, Sat 10-1:30. Home delivery is available. Staff available to answer questions via phone (508-528-3380) / email ([email protected])

Discussion Groups

Some groups are meeting virtually while the building is closed. Call in information has been provided within each group’s information. 

Page Turners

1st Tuesday* of the Month at 1pm (*unless otherwise noted)
This lively discussion group typically meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Schoolhouse. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices–with a sprinkling of non-fiction and classics–with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. This group runs September through June. Registration is not required and drop-ins are welcome. Copies of the discussion book are available in the library to check out at the circulation desk a month prior to discussion. For more information contact: Tamara Dalton, [email protected]

This year’s theme is “Armchair Adventures!”: Travel the world, into alternate realities, back in time, into the future, and into worlds not yet created–all from the comfort of your favorite reading spot.

Virtual Meeting Information:

Video link: meet.google.com/bbi-tyvt-cqn
or Join by phone:
‪+1 415-993-3313‬ PIN: ‪557 098 601‬#

 

Read It and Eat It

Every 6 weeks at 7pm. Registration is required. Please check the calendar for specific dates. 
Join others who share a passion for cookbooks to discuss and sample the fares of some of today’s more celebrated cookbook titles. Although bringing a prepared dish is not required, it is encouraged. Check the event calendar for specific dates. Titles will be available at the circulation desk weeks ahead of the meeting. For more information contact Sarah Ward, [email protected]

Due to the building being closed all meetings of Read It and Eat it are canceled until further notice. 

 

Taste of Poetry

1st Tuesday* of the month at 11:30am (*Unless otherwise noted)
Bring your lunch and an appetite for poetry. Each month we look at a few poems by a well-known poet. We provide copies of the poems – no need to read anything in advance – and lead a discussion after reading them. For more information contact: Tamara Dalton [email protected]

Next Meeting:

Upcoming Meetings:

  • July 7, 2020: Vikram Seth
  • August 4, 2020: Carol Ann Duffy

Virtual Meeting Information:

To join the discussion:
Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/cox-pwwg-key
OR

Join by phone
‪+1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪131 895 474 9159‬#

 

YA Book Club for Adults

Are you an adult who still enjoys YA titles? Then this book club is for you! Join fellow YA lovers every month to discuss a different young adult title. To register please contact Libby O’Neill, [email protected].

Location: This group will meet virtually while the library is closed. 

Join Hangouts Meet:
meet.google.com/xcm-xibs-pqg
Join by phone:
‪+1 516-595-9979‬ PIN: ‪810 786 285‬#

June 24th @ 7pm: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (available on Hoopla as an eBook and eAudio)

 

NPL/COA Book Group

2:00-3:00pm

Registration is required, please click on the link to register or email Libby O’Neill, [email protected], to let her know you will be attending. 

July 21st: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict (available on Hoopla)*

*Libby will be placing hard copies on hold, but it is not guaranteed they will arrive in time. That is dependent on when delivery between libraries resumes.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83549639143?pwd=SkxldUZobnhvbEcyZ1U4YndLcnRJZz09

Meeting ID: 835 4963 9143
Password: 480165
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,83549639143# US (New York)
+13017158592,,83549639143# US (Germantown)

August 18th: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Coffee Talk

11:00am and 2:00pm. Meets on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let’s talk! Topics include book, movie, and tv recommendations, suggestions for ways to stay active and occupied, and discussing current events. Drop in to connect and talk with other friends from the library.

Virtual Meeting Information:
Coffee Talk, 11am:
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays
Video Link: meet.google.com/jeo-doyd-shr
Join by phone: ‪+1 281-668-4246‬ PIN: ‪334 559 032‬#

Coffee Talk, 2pm:
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays
Video Link: meet.google.com/xjr-evbs-ffu
Join by phone: ‪+1 314-474-2799‬ PIN: ‪555 069 382‬#

 

Killer Reads: A True Crime Book Group

See dates below, all meetings will be at 7pm**. To register please click on the date or send an email to Sarah, [email protected]

A book group for lovers of the true crime genre. Each month we will read and discuss a different title. All titles are available on Hoopla. 

CANCELED June 22nd: Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker (Available on Hoopla)

**See you in the fall when we start Killer Reads back up after our summer break, hopefully we will be able to meet in person!

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